Homemade Hot Cocoa

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Man, winter is starting to get on my nerves. I am not a fan of being cold and no matter how many layers I’m wearing my entire body is still covered in goose bumps. Maryland is not tolerating winter very well either. A few days ago I got a phone call from the school district at 5:45am letting me know there would be a 2 hour delay. It hadn’t snowed, the roads were clear and dry…school was starting late because it was cold. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, it’s just that we are coming straight from Utah. You had to pretty much have white out conditions for school to be cancelled and I don’t remember them EVER delaying the start time because of the temperature. Noa laughed when I told him what was happening and said, “Mom! I used to walk to school every morning and it was always like 3 degrees!” True, both him and Isca walked every morning and there were plenty of single digit mornings. I just bundled them up and gave them hand warmers!

Anyway, we have been drinking a lot of homemade hot cocoa to warm our cold little butts up and I realized I’ve never shared our recipe here! It’s nothing fancy and has wiggle room for your own preferences. This is Luke and the kids favorite recipe (I prefer something a little fancier, thicker, and less sweet) and it’s easy to double or quadruple if you’re making it for a crowd!

Homemade Hot Cocoa

2 cans evaporated milk
1 1/2 cans water (you can stretch it to 2 if you have a big crowd)
1/2-3/4 c. (the orig. recipe uses 3/4) sugar
1/4-1/2 c. (the orig. recipe uses 1/4) cocoa powder

Whisk together sugar and cocoa in the bottom of a pan. Add just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, whisking the whole time. Add evaporated milk and water. Heat to desired temperature and serve!

If hot cocoa isn’t your thing, check out this Hot Honey Ginger Lemonade. It is the perfect drink when you’re feeling under the weather and is really soothing for sore throats.

This Cozy Herbal Tea is another RMCK favorite and is a great way to get kids to drink tea when they are sick.

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  1. I’ve never made real home made cocoa and never would have guessed to use evaporated milk. I believe I have all of what I need to make this.

  2. I’m freezing cold and hot cocoa has never sounded any better. ;_; Running off right now to make some!

  3. One of my biggest pregnancy cravings aside from zucchini is hot cocoa! I cannot wait to try this recipe!

  4. Our kids have a deep love for Hot Cocoa.. It is super fun to be creative with it…

  5. Sounds great!! Sometimes, some of the mixes are either too sweet, or just taste weird. Pinning this one to try! :)

  6. Yeah 3 ingredients, I am sold. My kids could help too and I love that

  7. I;ve never made my own, but you make it look so gosh darn easy!

  8. Love your photos of this recipe, looks so delicious. I make a similar one but with almond milk because I don’t eat dairy. :)

  9. I need to make this again soon!

  10. I just love this. I am sure making real home made Hot Cocoa is going to be just amazing. And my kids are going to be super excited as well. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  11. I love homemade cocoa! I don’t really like it any other way, there’s always something wrong with it that I can find if it’s store bought or ordered at a caffe.

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